Streaming issues? Report here
Africa Melane 2019 1500 BW Africa Melane 2019 1500 BW
Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
04:00 - 06:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
See full line-up
Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
04:00 - 06:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local
fiber_manual_record
World

Police on 'red alert' to prevent Grace Mugabe leaving SA

17 August 2017 4:09 PM
Tags:
Grace Mugabe
Grace Mugabe alleged assault

Mugabe is facing criminal charges after she allegedly assaulted Gabriela engels with an electric cord at a Sandton hotel on Sunday

JOHANNESBURG - Police have put out a "red alert" to prevent any attempt by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe to leave the country.

Mugabe is facing criminal charges after she allegedly assaulted Gabriela Engels with an electric cord at a Sandton hotel on Sunday.

The Zimbabwean government has invoked diplomatic immunity and is now awaiting a response from the International Relation's Department.

The police ministry says it will not be arresting Mugabe until it receives an official indication from Dirco.

Minister Fikile Mbalula explains: "We, in terms of the South African police, we have already put tabs on the borders in relation to her leaving the country, so there's no question about that. We've also put out a red alert, so she's not someone who's been running away from what she said."

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe landed at Waterkloof Airforce Base on Wednesday night and he’s expected to intervene on the matter.

The Police Ministry’s Vuyo Mhaga says: “As soon as Dirco gives us an indication on the diplomatic immunity, we’ll then be able to brief South Africans on what’s happening and the police should be able to do their work.”

At the same time, Dirco has confirmed it’s received correspondence from the Zimbabwean government invoking diplomatic immunity for the first lady.

The exact whereabouts and the progress of the case against Mugabe have not been revealed amid speculation that President Jacob Zuma and his counterpart Mugabe may be holding discussions.

Her lawyers told authorities on Tuesday that she wished to invoke diplomatic immunity relating to the assault case against her and that’s why she failed to hand herself over.

Dirco spokesperson Clayson Monyela says the department has been in contact with the Zimbabwean government.

If immunity is granted, this will mark the second time Mugabe gets diplomatic protection over an assault case.

She allegedly assaulted a British photographer in Hong Kong in 1999, but no charges were brought against her.


This article first appeared on EWN : Police on 'red alert' to prevent Grace Mugabe leaving SA


17 August 2017 4:09 PM
Tags:
Grace Mugabe
Grace Mugabe alleged assault

More from Local

bmw-adpng

Will BMW need to pay up for 'appropriating' local muso's song for Gusheshe ad?

29 September 2020 8:42 PM

BMW's Heritage Month campaign features a Kwesta hit which samples another band's music. Advertising expert Andy Rice weighs in.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

construction-site-building-hard-hat-project-tender-refurbishment-building-123rf

Gauteng govt blew R1.2 billion on ICU field hospitals that still aren't complete

29 September 2020 6:16 PM

Maverick Citizen editor Mark Heywood says the Gauteng government has spent more than R1 billion on incomplete field hospitals while the Covid-19 surge has already passed.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

20200914undertakersjpg

Prof says one million global Covid-19 deaths still lower than previous pandemics

29 September 2020 4:38 PM

Professor Guy Richards says the global Covid-19 death toll is relatively small when compared to the total population and other global pandemics in the past.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Gavel of judge in law court legal 123rflegal 123rf

Why accused child sex offenders should not be named

29 September 2020 3:06 PM

There is much criticsm that the ANC, DA and others named an alleged rapist of two young girls.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

blood-donation-needle-nurse-healthcare-check-up-test-123rf

WC donors urged to donate blood as stocks dwindle

29 September 2020 2:46 PM

The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) has appealed to each and every eligible donor to donate blood as the province faces declining blood stocks.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Missing Image Placeholder

AfriForum claims WC farm attacks on the rise after family shot near Durbanville

29 September 2020 11:11 AM

AfriForum believes that farm attacks in the Western Cape are becoming more prevalent and violent after the latest incident over the weekend.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Baboon Kataza walks past the memorial to slain Franziska Blochliger in Tokai

[READ] City of Cape Town releases statement on Kataza and baboons

29 September 2020 10:57 AM

The CoCT statement accuses residents of feeding and interfering with the baboon.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town Cycle Tour

'Cyclists have the same rights as motorists on the road'

29 September 2020 7:25 AM

Pedal Power Association chair Steve Hayward says Cape Town law states motorists have to pass cyclists at a distance of 1.5 metres.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

kinnearjpg

Slain detective Charl Kinnear was probing corrupt cops in gun racket - reports

28 September 2020 6:52 PM

Murdered detective Charl Kinnear was allegedly investigating a gun syndicate involving high-ranking officers and gang bosses before he was killed.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cape-town-cbd-parking-long-street-city-centre-shops-buildings-cars-123rf

CCID sees slight rise in CBD crime, but cases are still lower than in 2019

28 September 2020 5:44 PM

The CCID says there has been a slight increase in petty crimes in the CBD, particularly as taverns and bars are allowed to operate until midnight.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from World

20200914undertakersjpg

Prof says one million global Covid-19 deaths still lower than previous pandemics

29 September 2020 4:38 PM

Professor Guy Richards says the global Covid-19 death toll is relatively small when compared to the total population and other global pandemics in the past.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

sir-david-attenborough-instagrampng

[WATCH] 'The World is in trouble' Sir David Attenborough joins Instagram at 94

28 September 2020 12:23 PM

The naturalist and conservation icon broke the world record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Coronavirus Covid-19 South African flag 123rf

SA drops to 10th place as Covid-19 infections surge in Spain and Argentina

25 September 2020 12:10 PM

At its peak, South Africa ranked 5th in the world. The country ranks 13th by the total number of deaths.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cleaner-domestic-worker-house-keeper-yellow-glovesjpg

Lockdown misery for domestic workers as salaries cut and living costs rise

22 September 2020 4:40 PM

A SweepSouth study has revealed that many of the country's domestic workers have seen decreased wages and higher living costs.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

trump-says-rally-has-good-genes-png

[WATCH] Trump says supporters at rally blessed with 'good genes'

21 September 2020 12:59 PM

US President Donald Trump quotes the 'racehorse theory' of genetic superiority at a rally in Minnesota.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Sangoma Gogo  Khanyakude

Traditional medicine 'not just scientific-based, but also spiritually informed'

20 September 2020 10:43 AM

Sangoma Gogo Khanyakude talks to Sara-Jayne about how traditional medicine is making an impact globally.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

rbgjpg

Champion of women's rights and gender equality Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

19 September 2020 7:25 AM

One of America's most beloved judges and fighter for women's rights has passed away from pancreatic cancer complications.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Syringe vaccine needle

'A few rich countries have hogged most supplies of future Covid-19 vaccines'

17 September 2020 3:27 PM

Wealthy nations representing 13% of the world’s population already bought 2.7 billion yet-to-be-made vaccines, says Oxfam.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Boy hands tied up rope kidnap child abuse hostage violence trafficking 123rf

Nigerian court sentences 13-year-old boy to 10 years in jail for blasphemy

17 September 2020 1:28 PM

"He was having an arguing with a friend and uttered some blasphemy," reports Africa correspondent JJ Cornish.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

craig-foster-octopusjpg

How SA octopus doccie could help boost marine conservation and aquarium's work

16 September 2020 6:27 PM

My Octopus Teacher connecting 'non-ocean' people to nature says Maryke Musson (CEO, Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward